This Weekend in CLE: December 6 – 8, 2013
The holiday season is officially here and with all the hustle and bustle that comes with this time of year, if you’re not careful, you’ll miss it. Take some time to slow things down this weekend to experience Cleveland’s festive glow at these events.
12/7: Tinsel Town – PlayhouseSquare, Downtown Cleveland
What better way is there to dive into the holidays then with a hot chocolate bar and cookie decorating? Not to mention holiday crafts, pictures with Santa and more. Bring the family to the beautifully-decorated Palace Theatre lobby for simple holiday fun at Tinsel Town. All the proceeds benefit community engagement and education programs at PlayhouseSquare.
12/7- Ohio City Holiday Festival – Market District, Ohio City
There are some classic holiday activities we all love, seeing Santa, Christmas carolers and finding the perfect gift for someone. Ohio City Holiday Festival puts all your classic holiday fun in one place. Browse holiday goods, take photos with Santa, enjoy mulled Christmas ale, horse drawn carriage rides and pick out this year’s Christmas tree.
12/8: Holiday CircleFest – Cleveland, University Circle Neighborhood
Infuse your holiday with some cultural fun. On Sunday, Dec. 8 Cleveland’s University Circle neighborhood transforms into a winter wonderland with something for everyone to enjoy. At the 20th annual CircleFest, visitors can experience many of the museums and cultural institutions all day long for free. Outside, enjoy free horse-drawn carriage rides, ice carving demonstrations, the Rink at Wade Oval, live music, Santa and his sleigh complete with live reindeer, a gingerbread house competition, shopping and more. The evening concludes with the gorgeous and dramatic Winter Lights Lantern Procession put on by the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Now – 12/22: “A Christmas Story” – Cleveland Play House
Now – 12/30: Deck the Hall: Heaven and Nature Sing – Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Now -12/20: “Santaland Diaries“ – Cleveland Public Theater, Gordon Square
Now -12/23: Holiday Train – Tower City, Cleveland
12/6: Lake Erie Monsters vs. Hamilton - Quicken Loans Arena
12/6: Mix at CMA – Cleveland Museum of Art
12/6: Holiday Lantern Festival – The Cleveland Museum of Art, University Circle
12/6: Little Italy Art Walk - Little Italy, Cleveland
12/6-22: “A Christmas Carol” Presented by Great Lakes Theater - PlayhouseSquare
12/6-29 (Weekends): Lolly the Trolley Holiday Lights Tour – Powerhouse, Nautica Entertainment Complex, West Bank, The Flats
12/7: Light up Lakewood – Downtown Lakewood
12/7: A Christmas Story Run - A Christmas Story House, Tremont Neighborhood
12/7: Cleveland CAVS vs. L.A. Clippers – Quicken Loans Arena
12/7: Lunch With Santa - Grand River Cellars, Madison
12/7-8: The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra: A Not So Silent Night and Jingle Ball Jazz – Hannah Theatre, PlayhouseSquare
12/7-29: Teddy Bear Tea- The Ritz Carlton Cleveland, Downtown Cleveland
12/8: Holiday Tour – Dunham Tavern Museum
For more ways to light up the holidays in Cleveland this season, visit www.holidaysincle.com.
- Brittney Rzucidlo